Who is the best prime minister of Australia?

Who is the best prime minister of Australia?

Alfred Deakin was a unanimous choice as Australia’s best prime minister, winning full votes from each selector; Robert Menzies also appeared on every “best” list. No one prime minister appeared on all six “worst” lists, although William McMahon appeared on five and James Scullin on four.

Has Australia ever had an aboriginal Prime Minister?

Of those born in Australia, the majority were born in either Victoria (nine) or New South Wales (eight). Only one Prime Minister has come from a non-English speaking background (Chris Watson), and no Prime Minister has identified as an Indigenous Australian.

Who is the longest serving Prime Minister of Australia?

The longest-serving prime minister was Robert Menzies, who served in office twice: from 26 April 1939 to 28 August 1941, and again from 19 December 1949 to 26 January 1966. In total Robert Menzies spent 18 years, 5 months and 12 days in office.

Who Is Julia Gillard’s partner?

Tim Mathieson (2006–)Julia Gillard / Partner
Timothy Raymond Mathieson (born 1957) is an Australian hairdresser and partner of Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia. He entered the public spotlight in 2006 when they became partners. Gillard was Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party at the time.

What did Tony Abbott say about Julia Gillard?

In February 2011, Abbott criticised the Gillard government’s handling of health reform and proposal for a 50–50 public hospitals funding arrangement with the states and territories, describing the revised Labor Party proposal as “the biggest surrender since Singapore”.

What happened when Julia Gillard was not in Australia?

When Gillard was not present in the Australia due to international commitments, or in other circumstances, Wayne Swan assumed the title of acting prime minister; when neither leader nor deputy were present in Australia, Leader of the Government in the Senate Chris Evans assumed the role, as occurred in October and November 2012.

Who is Julia Gillard?

She was the first and to date only woman to hold the positions of Deputy Prime Minister, Prime Minister and leader of a major party in Australia. Born in Barry, Wales, Gillard migrated with her family to Adelaide, South Australia, in 1966. She attended Mitcham Demonstration School and Unley High School.

What is Tony Abbott’s book a strong Australia about?

In November 2012, Abbott launched his fourth book, A Strong Australia, a compilation of nine of his “landmark speeches” from 2012, including his budget reply and National Press Club addresses. On 9 October 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard accused Tony Abbott of misogyny and hypocrisy in a speech to Parliament that gained international notice.